News & Updates

The families of our all-volunteer military make unprecedented sacrifices these days to serve our country. Blue Star Families was founded by military spouses in 2009 to empower these families to thrive as they serve. We’re committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors – individuals and organizations – to create vibrant communities of mutual […]

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The U.S. Chamber Foundation is hosting a career event for military spouses May 16 – 17 at Camp Pendleton. See more information here: https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/camp-pendleton-military-spouse-career-event

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General Dynamics NASSCO is hosting its Third Annual Neighborhood Clean-Up on Saturday, June 3rd. This year’s goal is to have at least 200 participants so that the company can expand their reach into the community. We encourage Chamber members to participate. For more information, please visit www.nassco.com/annualcleanup or download the flier.

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As part of its #NameOurTug contest, General Dynamics NASSCO is inviting local K-8 students to help name their new tug boat. The contest will run May 2 – June 9. The contest winner will have the opportunity to participate in the christening of the new tug at a special ceremony this summer. The winner will […]

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The San Diego City Council unanimously voted to support the City Department of Homeland Security’s proposed drone ordinance. The ordinance will align the City’s standards with existing FAA guidelines, and does not go beyond that. The ordinance will provide local law enforcement with the tools they need while allowing drones to be used safely and […]

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AB 5 Update

AB 5, introduced by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, will not be pursued for the remainder of the year, providing businesses additional time to respond to the proposal. The bill stipulated that prior to hiring a new full time employee, employers would be required to offer additional hours to all part time employees and provide training […]

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Two state bills the Chamber strongly opposed have been amended and dropped for the year, respectively. AB 199 (Chu) would have required prevailing wage on all residential building projects, increasing the cost per unit up to $80,000, and further exacerbated the region’s housing crisis. AB 1506 (Bonta) would have expanded rent control throughout the state. […]

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The Chamber, in partnership with the Water Reliability Coalition, was awarded a grant by the San Diego Foundation to execute three workshops, a summit, and an awareness campaign around the potential for Stormwater capture and reuse. The first workshop filled the Chamber Boardroom with 80 attendees on April 19th. A recap video of the workshop […]

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As President Trump continues to state healthcare reform as a priority, the Chamber was pleased to host Representative Scott Peters for a roundtable in the Chamber offices. As a recently appointed member of the powerful Energy & Commerce Committee with oversight on health issues, Representative Peters is an important voice for San Diego’s healthcare industry […]

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The Board of Directors voted to support the proposed San Diego Convention Center Ballot Initiative. As a result of a victorious court decision, Mayor Kevin Faulconer released a revised financing plan to fund the long-stalled expansion, including homeless and infrastructure needs. The plan is similar to the original financing mechanism where hotels closest to the […]

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